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15 alone and thinking of running away

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  • 15 alone and thinking of running away

    I'm 15 years old and have struggled with my relationship with my father and mother my dad is a complete moron never listens he's always right my mother is abusive mentally and physically I'm at my breaking point and need to get out of my house fast before I harm myself .i have no idea where to go I need help running away please help .

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    Re: 15 alone and thinking of running away


    Thank you for reaching out to us here at National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you have been going through a lot at home. It has got to be tough living at home with your parents when your relationship is struggling. You mentioned abuse from your mom. No one deserves to be abused in any way, no matter what. You deserve to feel safe at home.

    Have you ever contacted Child Protective Services about the abuse to make a report? If this is something that you might be interested in doing, but do not want to do it alone, we can help you make a report here at National Runaway Safeline. If you were to call into our 24/7, anonymous and confidential hotline at 1800runaway, we could make a call out to the CPS of your state and file a report on your behalf, or stay on the line while you make the report, or we could simply let you know more about what that option would look like if you did decide to make one in the future.

    You said that you need to leave before you harm yourself. Is this something that you have done in the past? We want to support you the best that we can. If you are ever thinking about killing yourself, you can always call us at 1800runaway but we also would like to pass along the National Suicide Hotline, which is also 24/7: 1800 273 TALK (8255). Is there anyone that you feel that you can trust, that you talk to about this or anything that helps you cope with everything that has been going on? We have a large database here full of a variety of different resources including counseling. Have you ever thought about going to counseling for yourself, or family counseling? We could help find resources local to you if that is something you would like to explore further.

    It sounds like you are thinking about leaving home but you do not know where you would go. We will not tell you whether or not you should leave home, because you know your situation better than we do. We just want to make sure that you are safe in any decision that you make. Do you have any friends or extended family that you could stay with? If you were to call in, we could try to locate the nearest shelter to you and assist you in calling and checking on availability. There are a few things that might be helpful to think about when deciding whether or not to run away:

    What else can I do to improve my home situation before I leave?
    What would make me stay at home?
    How will I survive?
    Is running away safe?
    Who can I count on to help me?
    Am I being realistic?
    What are my other options?
    If I end up in trouble, who will I call?
    When I return home, what will happen?

    We are here 24/7, and we are anonymous and confidential. We are here to talk more about your options and your situation and what you are going through, as well as listen and offer you the best support that we can. In addition to our hotline at 1 800runaway, we also have a chat option available 4:30pm to 11:30pm CST through our website at We wish you luck with everything and hope to hear from you again soon.

    Stay safe,
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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